DIGITAL MOIRÉ

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Description: DIGITAL MOIRÉ explores how media changes shape, form and feeling once it is transfigured  onto/into another medium.

This work was inspired by Poemotion a book of “visual illusions” by Takahiro Kurashima. By overlapping video planes in Max/MSP we recreated the illusions from the book and expanded on them from a digital context. Providing viewers a destabilizing experience with the help of loud pulsing noises controlled by people’s presence and as an added sculptural element, we used wool strings to extend the light form and structure the space and viewing angle.

We made this interactive projection mapping sculpture.
using a kinect and some very simple animation techniques. The kinect senses people as they approach and thier presence aniamtes the illusions on the floor. As the number of viewers grow, the speed of the animation increases.

Contribution: Design research & Max/MSP audio/visual programming and Kinect sensor integration

More Info: http://digitalmoire.ca/

Fuelled by caffeine and a strong interest in video and media technologies I have been designing interactive solutions from the studio to stage for over three years. I have developed skills in video production, projections and mapping, 3D modelling and rendering, sculpture, prototyping and programming, as well as design practices and presentation techniques. Always working to extend and integrate new media into modern society in meaningful ways.